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The Talisman

The Talisman Series, Book 1 · The Talisman

by Stephen King Author · Peter Straub Author


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On a brisk autumn day, a thirteen-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: his father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America--and into another realm.

One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother's life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more. Let the quest begin. . . .

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Random House Publishing Group
Ballantine Books
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The Talisman


Stephen King (Author)

Stephen King is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of many novels, including Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and Hearts in Atlantis, as well as the nonfiction book, On Writing: A Memoir on the Cra...

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